And when you scold him for such behavior, as you often do, it is with the understanding that the minute he posts a thread you will adopt the same objectionable behavior?
An eye for an eye will leave us all blind!
But then you don't subscribe to such a facile philosophy, no matter how often you spout it.
Yeah, I know I used to go on & on about thread digressions, trolls, etc ...
But these days I've pretty much given up on my 'scolding behaviour'.
Pretty much a waste of time & it doesn't change much, anyway..
Unless I'm addressing some particular comment
he, or some other poster might have made, like ....
I'm a supporter of Stalin.
Just plain ignorant, though potentially deeply offensive if I chose
to become offended, given my family history.
I find it best to see such comments as plain stupid & mean-spirited now & respond accordingly.
.. Or I'm involved in one of those regular threads about our collective dissatisfaction with A2K discussions .... the ones where we all
(including you) throw in our two bob's worth.
Or I'm responding to some particularly silly or offensive arguments
, posted here from some obscure blog.
But most of the time now I switch off when good threads go bad.
As they regularly do.
It's easy to tell when it's time to switch off ....
The usual tell tale signs.
And, therefore, your intellectual ethics compel you to participate in the hijacking of his threads?
99% of the time I don't respond to the gun threads anymore. Which is what most of the threads he initiates are about.
I've noticed most others don't either. And these threads just quietly vanish into the sunset.
But it has nothing to do with "intellectual ethics" .
It has everything to do with having heard it all before.
I made an exception on this one. Because it turned out not
to be about guns, because it seemed a bit of light-hearted fun & silliness, & because gardening was being discussed & I wanted to be sure I planted mine at the right time.
You're not going to change the tone of this thread by going all uppity & harrumphy on us, are you, Finn?
I'm seriously not in the mood for that this morning.